In exactly a week I will be starting my first trip to the ''far east'' with two fellow ZooChatters and long-time friends of mine (Vision and GerbenElzinga). Even though they have been to at least one zoo that we'll be visiting, this will be a whole new experience for me - having never traveled further east than Cologne (although, if you travel west far enough you'll end up in the east anyway, I suppose). The trip will include a lot of travelling by train, but most importantly a lot of zoological collections. Having everything booked and ready, no big changes will be made to the following plan containing seven of the species-richest zoos in Europe: July 20: Train to Berlin July 21: Zoo Berlin July 22: Frist day of Tierpark Berlin July 23: Second day of Tierpark Berlin and train to Poznan July 24: Nowe Zoo and train to Wrocław July 25: Zoo Wrocław and train to Dresden July 26: Train to Prague in the morning to spend a zoo-free day in Prague July 27: Train to Plzeň in the morning, first day of ZOO Plzeň. Stay in Plzeň July 28: Second day of ZOO Plzeň and train to Prague July 29: Zoo Praha and train to Leipzig July 30: Zoo Leipzig July 31: Train back to our respective countries In this topic I (and my travelling companions, if we're lucky ) will disclose a full report of our experiences with the various collections visited during our trip when we've returned. Even though they most likely won't be of such high quality as the ones provided by TLD I hope you'll enjoy them! If anyone reading this is familiar with the areas or collections we will be visiting, feel free to give us any tips or advice that may lead to improving our experience!